Teacher’s Guide [html] - a "quick start" reference to
all the various functionality in the Game Template. You can also check out an advanced game that uses some of the features of the supplemental lessons, including 2d-motion and multiple dangers and targets.
Workbook Solutions [pdf] - completed exercises for the entire Student Workbook.
Workshop Slides [ppt] - The slide deck we use in our PD workshops, in PowerPoint format. This includes the background and context slides, as well as all slides used during the sample-teaching session.
Support Forums [Announcements | Discussion] - Want to be kept up-to-date about Bootstrap events, workshops, and curricular changes? Want to ask a question or pose a lesson idea for other Bootstrap teachers? These forums are the place to do it.
Lesson Videos [YouTube | TeacherTube] - You can watch excerpts from some of our units here.
Grading Rubric [Google Doc] - Guidance for teachers, on how to grade a Design Recipe worksheet or student programs.
[NEW!] Buggy Design Recipes [PDF] [ Answer key] - Real examples of common student mistakes. Get some practice grading them, or practice getting students over common misconceptions.
As a member of the Bootstrap Community, we invite you and your class to join our research effort! You'll help us investigate new ways to merge mathematics and programming, and help us improve our existing materials and pedagogy. Your classroom data will help us make Bootstrap better, for teachers and students around the world. In exchange for participation, you'll receive a choice of (a) a $50 gift card, (b) up to 50 FREE student workbooks for your students next year or (c) up to 50 FREE t-shirts for your students
To sign up, fill out this form
, which will ask some basic information about your class(es). We need this information as part of our reporting to the National Science Foundation.
Participation is easy: We will send you numbered pre- and post-tests, a pre-paid return envelope, and an easy way for you to make sure that each student fills out tests with the same number. You administer the (~30min) tests and return them to us. The paper tests are intended to gather student data *anonymously*. You can also request a digital (PDF) version of the assessment, if you'd rather print them yourself. If you are teaching a similar class that is not doing Bootstrap, and are willing to help us gather data from a "control group" at your school, let us know!
You can also help us evaluate how students react to having built a game by having them fill out this brief (10 minute) anonymous survey
. We frequently get questions about whether our game project allows enough creativity (and whether it appeals to girls) -- this data helps us assess and answer such questions. (Note: there is no compensation for the online survey)
Videos for Teachers
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Exercises and Solutions